The '''University of Concepción''' () is one of the most prestigious universities in Chile
. It is the third oldest university in the country and is part of the Chilean Traditional Universities|Council of Rectors
. It was the first university founded in the south of Chile, and the first to become a private-law corporation. In addition, it belongs to the ''Southern Cross University Network'' (in Spanish language|Spanish
: ''Red Universitaria Cruz del Sur'').
Its main campus is located at the Concepción, Chile|Concepción's
University City, with additional campuses in Chillán
and Los Ángeles, Chile|Los Ángeles
The QS University Ranking 2012 ranks the University of Concepción as the ninth best in Latin America
. The 2011 CSIC University Ranking named it as the second best in Chile and 19th best in Latin America
, while business magazine America Economía's 2010 SIR Iberoamerican Ranking rates it as the nation’s number three...